"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." --Bishop Desmond Tutu

Monday, October 27, 2008

Arrogant Thuggery

Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA) is in a tough race for his seat against a determined Democrat. But that's no excuse for the kind of thuggery his "handlers" engaged in when he was confronted by a camerman with questions.

What arrogance to walk along silently while one of your staffers commits assault and battery on a member of the public. A public you, sir, are supposed to represent. What hubris. What douchebaggery.
On Friday, two Feder staffers approached Congressman Wolf in a public location to ask him some questions. Two different individuals who were accompanying Congressman Wolf (staffers? relatives? friends?) assaulted the Feder staffers, as you can see quite clearly in the video. The first Feder staffer was hit with a cane and then punched. The second staffer (as you will see on the video) was pinned to a wall and forcibly held there. All of this took place in the presence of Congressman Wolf, who stood by and did nothing to intervene.
I hope this elicits the same response that Bachmann's McCarthyesque tirade on Hardball elicits. Take a minute and contribute to Judy Feder, his opponent. I kicked in $25 to her campaign. What can you give?

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